Access Specialist

University of Wisconsin - Madison,

University Health Services
Last Posted:

Thu, Oct 5th, '17


November 1, 2017

Start Date:

No earlier than November 15, 2017 but may be later.

Last Updated:

Thu, Oct 5th, '17

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  • Full Time

Join our team and put your knowledge, skills, and passions to work at UW-Madison University Health Services.  UHS is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Access Specialist. The Access Specialist provides brief assessment and referral for our triage intake system. They also provide basic case management services to undergraduate and graduate students with mental health needs through coordination of care between campus and community resources. In addition to direct service, this position will support other clinical functions of the agency including psychiatry, behavioral health, and counseling. Clinical services are provided under the supervision of a licensed mental health provider.

UW-Madison, founded in 1848, is a world-class institution offering a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities to over 40,000 students.  Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the City of Madison.  Our highly ranked university is guided by The Wisconsin Idea; the principle that the university should improve people’s lives beyond the classroom through teaching, research, outreach and public service. University Health Services is a national leader with a comprehensive program of mental health, prevention, medical, and environmental and occupational health services with advance the health and well-being of the campus community. University Health Services has a long-standing commitment to addressing health disparities and advancing social justice through its programs and services.
Enjoy robust benefits such as the State of Wisconsin 
Benefits Package, a beautiful Campus Setting and a competitive salary.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities.  The campus is partially located on an isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. Founded in 1848, UW–Madison is a land-grant institution and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. UW–Madison has over 43,000 students and is organized into 20 schools. Our comprehensive academic programs offers 135 undergraduate majors, along with 151 master's degrees programs and 107 doctoral programs. The University of Wisconsin Badgers competes in 25 intercollegiate sports in the Big Ten Conference and has won 27 national championships. Go Bucky!

Mental Health Services (MHS) is located at 333 East Campus Mall, on the seventh floor of the recently-constructed student services tower in the University Square Complex. We are part of an integrated University Health Services which provides medical and prevention services to UW-Madison students. This multi-use building is also the home for the Bursar’s Office, Financial Aid, the Registrar, the Student Activities Center, and retail stores on the first floor. MHS has inviting provider offices, as well as several large group rooms available for group therapy sessions, case conferences, consultation, staff meetings, and other professional activities. The MHS library carries many reference materials, general resources, and training videos. Postdocs also have access to the UW–Madison libraries as well, which hold 7.3 million volumes and subscribe to over 55,000 serials. For the past two years, UHS has been recognized by the Princeton Review as the best college health service in the country.

Madison, WI., is the vibrant state capital of Wisconsin and home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a population of 233,000 (500,000 in the metro area), Madison is located in south-central Wisconsin, 80 miles west of Milwaukee, 270 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, and 150 miles northwest of Chicago. With its strong economy, unique natural beauty, exciting nightlife and restaurants, and dynamic recreational offerings, Madison consistently ranks as one of the best places in the country to live, work, get an education, play, and raise a family. Wisconsin's beautiful capital city offers both small town charm and a range of leisure and cultural opportunities usually found in much larger communities.


For appointment to the clinical social worker series candidates must have a master's degree in social work or related field.

For appointment to the counsel worker series candidates must have a master's degree in counseling, psychology or a related field.


1) minimum one year work experience in a mental health setting. 
2) demonstrated ability do brief assessment, case management, and advocacy for clients; 
Relevant training may be substituted for work experience. 


Licensed or license eligible in Wisconsin as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychologist, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist preferred. 

Strongly preferred qualities of the candidate include: 
1) experience identifying resources within in-network and out-of-network insurance plans; 
2) experience with risk assessment and safety planning;
3) demonstrated awareness, knowledge, and skills to interact effectively with persons representing a wide range of diverse backgrounds, namely socio- economic, students of color, LGBTQ, and international students; 
4) experience in college mental health, crisis assessment, confidentiality requirements, and referral;
5) demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple tasks 
6) experience as a collaborator on a multidisciplinary team; 
7) self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals; 
8) excellent oral and written communication skills; and
9) administrative and technological skills required to effectively document in an Electronic Health Record, and maintain a case management tracking system. 


Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months) 
Depending on Qualifications


Click on the “Apply Now” link at the top or bottom of the position description. You will be required to login or create an account to apply. Please upload a cover letter and resume or CV to apply. In addition, you will be asked to provide three references within the application process.